Sara Lee

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3500 Lacey Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 598-6000




Ed Note: On June 28th, 2012 Sara Lee Corporation will adopt the name Hillshire Brands for its North American business operations. Sara Lee will become two independent publicly traded companies; D.E Master Blenders will focus on international coffee and tea and Hillshire Brands will focus on meat-centric food products and foodservice operations. Sara Lee has been a long-standing client of CPGjobs. Over the coming weeks, these structural changes to Sara Lee will be reflected on the CPGjobs job board.  Read the news release.


Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE: SLE) and it’s leading portfolio of food and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Pickwick Teas, Sara Lee and Senseo, generate nearly $8 billion in annual net sales from continuing operations and employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide.

Attracting, developing and retaining key talent is crucial to Sara Lee’s success and the Company strives to find a diverse group of the most qualified and committed people, offering them challenging opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential.

Sara Lee attracts individuals who drive positive change, are performance focused and accountable to achieve results; who collaborate across teams and with customers and consumers and who demonstrate their positive spirit and energy.

A career at Sara Lee will have you working with top professionals on some of the most trusted brands in the consumer packaged goods industry.


“To simply delight you … everyday.”



Sara Lee operates in a global and multi-cultural marketplace and therefore believes that having a workforce comprised of people from different backgrounds and life perspectives working in every level and area of the organization is key to the Company’s success:

“To truly flourish, diversity demands a culture of inclusiveness. An inclusive environment uses the talents of a diverse group of individuals to help the company achieve its business goals, while allowing employees to work in a setting where differences are embraced, respected and appreciated. These differences contribute to the richness of Sara Lee’s products, ideas and innovations.

“We believe that attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce and leadership team will drive better business results. We aim to become the benchmark in this area by creating and sustaining an inclusive environment where all people regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, income, religious beliefs, education level, seniority, geography, work and communication styles are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We will aggressively provide meaningful responsibility and development opportunities to our employees worldwide.

“Sara Lee is working diligently to become a more diverse and inclusive company by:

  • Working across our global organization to achieve measurable diversity and inclusion objectives in recruitment, retention and engagement;
  • Creating an infrastructure and culture committed to driving the success of our diversity and inclusion objectives;
  • Making supplier diversity a business imperative;
  • Ensuring that diversity is reflected in our brand and marketing strategies.

“It is Sara Lee’s mission ‘To simply delight you… every day.’ As we make progress against each of these strategies, our employees, consumers, customers, and suppliers increasingly view Sara Lee and our brands as diverse and reflective of the multi-cultural world in which we live.”

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